While Paul was in the Roman prison, he wrote a letter to the church at Philippi, and in it he stated that he was praying for the Christians in Philippi:
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you,
I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first
day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing
songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church
to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer
offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he
has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray
for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful
and effective. (James 5:13-16)
Jesus even told us to pray for our enemies, and he prays for all of us in the passage in John 17. Truly we are to be people of prayer.
Please take time to leave a comment today and let us know if you have a prayer request, or would like to tell us of a praise and answered prayer.
Let's pray for one another.